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Weybridge Project - Humphrey Munson

Bowler Black

Specified predominantly on islands and stanalone pieces in our projects, ‘Bowler Black’ looks sophisticated and sensational when specified with lighter perimeter cabinetry (like ‘Half Windsor‘ for example). Aged brass hardware lends itself particularly well, however ‘Bowler Black’  but looks equally lovely alongside polished nickel, brushed nickel and weathered bronze hardware. To illustrate this beautifully bold…

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Classic Oak

From dog beds to chair legs, our natural oak finish is quite literally the king of classic when it comes to choosing an accent wood for a kitchen and ancillary room spaces. Classic oak is extremely versatile and can be designed into both classic and contemporary projects either as more of a statement piece, like…

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Recipe Notes

Roasted Tomato, Basil and Prawn Tagliatelle

A bright, light pasta dish perfect for lunch or dinner, super easy to make and delicious all year round but especially good served alfresco with a glass of chilled dry white wine… I N G R E D I E N T S  Serves 2 6/7 vine tomatoes, sliced in half 1 packet of prawns…

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Brolly Blue

Brolly Blue is a softer alternative to Bowler Black and is a nod to the Hamptons / New England white and navy stripe we love so much. The blue undertones of this darker colour transforms a room and works particularly well on islands and (in one case) whole kitchens. Beautiful and grounding ‘Brolly Blue’ has…

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Goose Iron

‘Goose Iron’ is a muted blue shade that harks back to the end of the Georgian era when lighter colours became more fashionable. Perfect for creating ‘moody’ ancillary room spaces, the paint colour conjures a timeless English heritage look and feel. This blue/ grey colour changes depending on the light and shape of the room…

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Miele HX1 Triflex Pro Vacuum

The ultimate in vacuum technology, the new Miele Triflex HX1 Pro cordless vacuum cleaner offers maximum flexibility for almost any situation. Lightweight, powerful and with the ability to position the PowerUnit at the top or bottom, you can easily get under flat furniture, clean out cabinetry drawers or vacuum large areas effortlessly. Here’s what you…

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Recipe Notes

Mackerel & Sweet Potato Fish Cakes

For a quick lunch or light supper, these mackerel fish cakes are the best. With just a handful of ingredients, the prep time is minimal and you can also make them in batches and freeze for another day. I N G R E D I E N T S  1 x pack of mackerel (usually…

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Lapel

The perfect pairing for both grand interiors and cosy country kitchens, H|M paint colour ‘Lapel’ is a subtle paint choice for any kitchen space. This adaptable and very pale grey shade changes entirely depending on the light and architecture of the room as well as colours and hardware partnered with it. A must for classic…

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Windward

Soft and serene, H|M paint colour ‘Windward’ offers a classic contemporary versatility that works particularly well in renovated country homes and ancillary rooms like boot and utility rooms. This particular shade of grey has chameleon- like qualities and can appear cooler or warmer with blue or green undertones depending on the design and light of…

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Recipe Notes

Gluten & Dairy Free Oat Cookies

Right now there’s few better afternoon joys than a homemade biscuit with a cup of tea whether you are in the office or taking time out at home with a magazine. If you are gluten and/ or dairy free however biscuit choices can be harder to come by, however this super easy recipe oat cookie…

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Orange Polenta Cake

Dairy Free & Gluten Free

This is a great recipe if you want a gluten free and dairy free cake recipe as you can replace the butter with vegetable oil and it still tastes absolutely incredible. C A K E  I N G R E D I E N T S  200 grams soft unsalted butter or vegetable oil 200…

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Recipe Notes

Quick and Easy Potato Salad

We are obsessed with this herby lemony potato salad especially as it’s so easy! We love La Ratte potatoes from Waitrose – they are a traditional French variety that is a little bit nutty and so so flavoursome. To make the potato salad, I mean everyone knows how to make potato salad, but this is…

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The Marton Handle By Humphrey Munson

The Marton handle is a bespoke collaboration between Humphrey Munson and Joseph Giles who specialise in the design and manufacture of luxury hardware for exclusive high-end residential, hospitality and commercial projects all over the world. This new handle design was specified by Lily Paulson-Ellis for her own kitchen project in the JG mid antique brass waxed…

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Farthing II

The perfect colour when creating a cool colour palette ‘Farthing II’ looks just as incredible on a standalone piece of cabinetry like a prep table or island as it does on an entire kitchen project. The luxurious grey undertone works well in light, open spaces as well as smaller slightly darker rooms – this colour…

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Smithfield Oak

Smithfield weathered oak is a bespoke wood finish developed by Peter Humphrey and the finishing team here at Humphrey Munson. It took the longest R&D of any finish we have created and it’s the most complex finish we offer here at H|M. The oak goes through multiple process to achieve the unique look and finish…

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Half Windsor

Part of the ‘new neutral’ gang, the Half Windsor paint colour is totally understated and extremely versatile. It’s what we would call a warm neutral but it’s not too warm or too creamy which was something we really wanted to capture when specifying this particular colour. ‘Half Windsor’ works in situ with both dark and…

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Berkeley Oak

Berkeley oak is a bespoke finish created by Peter Humphrey and the finishing team at H|M. It has a soft graphite tone that runs through the grain creating an understated and luxurious finish. This finish works so well with painted cabinetry (especially greys like ‘Tailored Grey’ for example) contrasting perfectly and giving a cool calm…

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Tailored Grey

The H|M paint colour ‘Tailored Grey’ is a beautifully balanced and understated soft taupe grey that took many months of R&D to get absolutely perfect. Like every paint colour, it looks so different depending on the light and architecture of the space. Working in perfect contrast with both darker and lighter colours, ‘Tailored Grey’ looks…

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Q&A with Alexandra Stacey

French Family Food

We were delighted to work with Alexandra Stacey on her project which you can view here and follow her at French Family Food where she shares her love of seasonal French cooking. We thought it would be interesting to share a little Q&A about the project and the inspiration behind her beautifully curated instagram so…

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3 quartz alternatives to marble worktops

Marble countertops can be insanely beautiful and truly one of a kind but the surface is porous and high maintenance. If you spill wine, oil, vinegar, spices, lemon juice etc, the marble will stain and it will never go back to how it was before no matter how many DIY poultices you try. As well…

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Reducing Food Waste

Daylesford

It might surprise you to know that food waste is one of the most avoidable environmental problems we face today and this is particularly the case in the UK. With a horrifying 24 million slices of bread thrown away each day there’s no time like the present for us to take action and get inventive…

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Ashley & Co

A Modern Day Scent Company

“Being a modern day scent company means we do things a little differently.” Ashley & Co is a New Zealand owned and operated company based in Auckland. It is a business that began over a decade ago as a creative experiment by Jackie Ashley, a native New Zealander who spent her childhood in Hong Kong. With…

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Twin Farms

Home Away From Home

If like us, you are using this time to plan your next big trip then we cannot recommend enough that you add Twin Farms, Vermont to the very top of your wish list. A second home for travellers, Twin Farms Vermont is 300 acres of blissful seclusion – perfect for when things are back to…

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Miele 7860 VitroLine Oven

The very latest in Miele oven technology, the new 7000 series M touch oven has more functions to offer than its predecessor, is so easy to use plus it really is incredibly aesthetically pleasing. Here’s what all the fuss is about… Adding a whole new dimension in the culinary world, the Miele 7860 VitroLine oven…

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Culture Online

Explore Your Favourite Museums And Galleries From Home

Many of the UK’s leading museums and galleries are offering virtual tours, videos and alternative ways to get your culture fix without leaving the house. So get ready for detailed viewing and brow-raising as you museum and gallery hop with a handful of the very best London has to offer… TATE MODERN Andy Warhol –…

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Online Classes With Bamford Wellness Spa

Daylesford

To continue to support the community during this unprecedented time Bamford Wellness Spa at Daylesford have created a virtual schedule with their practitioners so that you can help stay happy and healthy at home. Bamford’s daily class schedule will be live streamed so you can partake in hatha yoga, breathwork or a mindfulness class from…

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Etalage

Fine Art Experts

There’s no time like the present to make plans for that home/ room re-vamp you’ve been putting off for a while and finding that new piece of art can literally transform a space. Experts in sourcing antique fine art prints, vintage oil paintings, maps, decorative pictures and interior accessories, Etalage can help to enhance any…

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Kit Kemp

Every Room Tells A Story: Crosby Street Hotel

“The hotel has settled into its space like someone settling into a very comfortable armchair and in that way it looks like the art is a part of the place, rather than a gallery or somewhere where you stand, walk around and go out. It’s actually a home, and it’s a home from home, and…

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Amelia Freer

Self-care Practices For Our Changing World

As inspirational as ever, registered nutritional therapist Amelia Freer has now completed her new 4th book ‘Simply good for you‘ and put together a little expert advice to help us all stay healthy, happy and connected to not only each other but to our bodies too during this time. To help keep yourselves healthy and…

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Jim Lawrence

Pendant Lighting For Kitchen Islands

Jim Lawrence is an amazing lighting company that is still fully functional during this ongoing COVID-19 situation – much like ourselves. Specialists in producing high quality, beautifully designed lighting, Jim Lawrence is a firm favourite here at Humphrey Munson and has also been a popular choice with many of our clients. Committed to delivering their…

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